Chapter 1


The purpose of this book is to provide practical guidance on issues to do with the design, operation, and maintenance of process facilities, including chemical plants, oil refineries, offshore facilities, and pipelines—with a focus on safety issues. This book is part of a series that includes Process Risk and Reliability Management and Offshore Safety Management.


Safety; Operations; Design; Maintenance; Regulations; OSHA; EPA; BSEE; SIMOPs; Area classification; Housekeeping

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